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Which is the BEST Disney Cruise Ship?

Which is the BEST Disney Cruise Ship?

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Disney Cruise line currently has four ships in its fleet. One of the questions we most get from our readers is “Which is the best Disney Cruise ship?” While it may seem easy to pick a favorite, each ship is special for different reasons.

Here is what you can expect to find on each of the four Disney Cruise line ships and hopefully that will help you make a decision on the right ship for your family.

Disney Cruise Ships

Currently, there are four cruise ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, but new ships are scheduled for delivery in late 2021, 2022 and 2023.

The newest ship will be Disney Wish and once completed, will be the largest of the fleet.

Disney Cruise Ship Information

Disney Magic Cruise Ship Information
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Disney Magic

The Disney Magic Ship first set sail in 1998 & underwent refurbishment in 2018. The Disney Magic interior is in the art deco style, characterized by geometric designs and bold, solid colors.

Disney Magic Main Public Areas

  • Atrium Lobby
  • Walt Disney Theatre (Live shows include: Tangled, Disney Dreams, & Twiced Charmed a Cinderella Story)
  • Buena Vista Movie Theatre
AquaDunk Slide on Disney Magic

Disney Magic Family Areas

  • D Lounge
  • Wide World of Sports deck
  • AquaDunk
  • Goofy’s Pool family pool
  • AquaLab
  • Nephews’ Splash Zone
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Disney Magic Youth Areas

  • It’s a Small World Nursery
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab
  • Vibe teen club
  • Edge tween club
  • Chill Space for teens at Senses Spa & Salon

Disney Magic Adult Areas

  • After Hours
  • O’Gills Pub
  • Fathoms
  • Keys
  • Senses Spa & Salon
  • Quiet Cove Pool
  • Cove Café
  • Signals
  • Promenade Lounge
Disney Magic Animator's Palate

Disney Magic Dining

  • Rapunzel’s Royal Table main dining
  • Animator’s Palate main dining
  • Lumiere’s main dining
  • Palo adult-exclusive specialty dining
  • Cabanas casual dining
  • Pete’s Boiler Bites, Pinocchio’s Pizzeria, and Daisy’s De-Lites quick service
Disney Wonder Cruise Ship Information
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Disney Wonder

The Disney Wonder ship first set sail in 1999 & underwent refurbishment in 2016. Disney Wonder is in the art nouveau style, which features organic influences and curved patterns.

Disney Wonder Main Public Areas

  • Atrium Lobby
  • Walt Disney Theatre (Live shows include: Frozen, Disney Dreams, & The Golden Mickeys)
  • Buena Vista Movie Theatre
Disney Wonder Kids Pool Area

Disney Wonder Family Areas

  • D Lounge 
  • Wide World of Sports deck
  • Twist ‘n’ Spout water slide
  • AquaLab interactive play area
  • Goofy’s Pool family pool
  • Mickey’s Pool children’s pool
  • Dory’s Reef splash zone
Bibbity Boppidy Boutique on Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder Youth Areas

  • It’s a Small World Nursery
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab
  • Vibe teen club
  • Edge tween club
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Disney Wonder Adult Areas

  • After Hours
  • Crown & Fin Pub
  • Azure
  • Cadillac Lounge
  • Senses Spa & Salon
  • Quiet Cove Pool
  • Cove Café
  • Signals
  • Promenade Lounge
Tiana's Place Stage

Disney Wonder Dining

  • Tiana’s Place main dining
  • Animator’s Palate main dining
  • Triton’s main dining
  • Palo adult-exclusive fine dining
  • Cabanas casual dining
  • Pete’s Boiler Bites, Pinocchio’s Pizzeria, Daisy De-Lites quick service
Disney Dream Cruise Ship Information
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Disney Dream

The Disney Dream ship first set sail in 2011 & underwent refurbishment in 2015. The Disney Dream interior is in the art deco style, characterized by geometric designs and bold, solid colors.

Disney Dream Main Public Areas

  • Atrium Lobby
  • Walt Disney Theatre (Live shows include: Beauty & the Beast, The Golden Mickeys, & Disney’s Believe)
  • Buena Vista Movie Theatre
  • Bon Voyage atrium lobby bar
  • Vista Café
Disney Dream Pool

Disney Dream Family Areas

  • D Lounge
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • AquaDuck water coaster
  • Goofy’s Sports deck
  • Donald’s Pool family pool
  • Mickey’s Pool children’s pool
  • Nemo’s Reef water-play area
  • Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats

Disney Dream Youth Areas

Disney Dream Adult Areas

  • The District
  • Skyline bar
  • Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar
  • Evolution night club
  • Pub 687
  • District Lounge
  • Senses Spa & Salon
  • Senses Juice Bar
  • Quiet Cove Pool
  • Cove Bar
  • Cove Café
  • Meridian bar
  • Waves bar
  • Currents bar
  • Satellite Sun Deck
Royal Palace Restaurant on the Disney Dream

Disney Dream Dining

  • Enchanted Garden main dining
  • Animator’s Palate main dining
  • Royal Palace main dining
  • Remy adult-exclusive fine dining
  • Palo adult-exclusive fine dining
  • Cabanas casual dining;
  • Flo’s Café: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, Fillmore’s Favorites quick service
  • Eye Scream ice cream
  • Frozone Treats smoothies
Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Information
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Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy Ship first set sail in 2012 & underwent refurbishment in 2017. Disney Fantasy is in the Art Nouveau style, which features natural influences and curved patterns.

Disney Fantasy Atrium
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Disney Fantasy Main Public Areas

  • Atrium Lobby
  • Walt Disney Movie Theatre (Live shows include: Aladdin, Disney Wishes & Disney’s Believe)
  • Buena Vista Movie Theatre
  • Preludes theatre concessions
  • Bon Voyage atrium lobby bar
  • Vista Café

Disney Fantasy Family Areas

  • D Lounge
  • AquaDuck water coaster
  • AquaLab water play area
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Goofy’s Sports deck
  • Donald’s Pool
  • Mickey’s Pool
  • Nemo’s Reef water-play area
Teen Fun on Disney Fantasy
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Disney Fantasy Youth Areas

  • It’s a Small World Nursery
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab
  • Vibe teen club
  • Edge tween club

Disney Fantasy Adult Areas

  • Europa
  • Skyline
  • Ooh La La
  • The Tube
  • La Piazza
  • O’Gills Pub
  • Senses Spa & Salon
  • Quiet Cove Pool
  • Satellite Sun Deck
  • Cove Bar
  • Cove Café
  • Meridian bar
  • Waves bar
  • Currents bar
Why Animator's Palate Restaurant is the BEST

Disney Fantasy Dining

  • Enchanted Garden main dining
  • Animator’s Palate main dining
  • Royal Court main dining
  • Remy adult-exclusive fine dining
  • Palo adult-exclusive fine dining
  • Cabanas casual dining
  • Flo’s Café: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, Fillmore’s Favorites quick service
  • Eye Scream ice cream
  • Frozone Treats smoothies
  • Sweet on You ice cream shop

As you can see, all of the ships in the Disney Cruise Line have something unique to offer which doesn’t make trying to determine the Best Disney Cruise ship easy! In my honest opinion, each ship is amazing and offers a great experience. It all depends in what features you think your family will most enjoy!

Two NEW Disney Cruise Ships

New Disney Cruise Ships

The Walt Disney Company plans to build two additional cruise ships. The new ships are to be completed in 2021 and 2023.

Each new ship will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy about 1,250 guest staterooms.

Ship names and itineraries are still in development, but we can expect the new generation of Disney Cruise ships to have new enhancements, dining experience, and of course shows!

More details about the Disney Cruise Line fleet expansion and on board activities will be announced soon.

Have you cruised with Disney? Which ship do you think is the best Disney Cruise ship?

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